Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Footprint Card

I've been looking for some fun crafts to do with Connor (getting him started early!) and this was the perfect project for us!

I had some old black cards & envelopes I've been saving since I was in high school. (Hello, pack rat!) Finger paint doesn't come in white, but I used some acrylic paint that washes off really easily.
Planning for a mess, I did this on the bathroom counter with a plastic bag under the baby. On the other side of the sink was his bath tub so I could drop him right in after we finished. For itty bitty babies, I'd suggest painting the bottom of their foot and bringing the paper up to their foot while they lay flat. It worked a lot better than holding them up and trying to stamp their foot on the paper.
I used a black marker to draw eyes on the ghosts and a silver marker to write on the cards.

On the inside of each card, I put a photo of Connor in his pumpkin hat that I made. (I was planning on putting a photo of him in his costume, but he wasn't in the mood to pose for pictures that day.)
Each one is a little different & I wish I could have kept them all. I sent them out to some family & friends and everyone loves them!

11 comments :

  1. how absolutely SWEET!!! Happy First Halloween Connor!!!! you sure made your "print" on it : ) ENJOY!

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  2. how adorable! i bet your family and friends loved it, and i hope you kept one for yourselves!

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  3. That is just beautiful! What a great idea! I did a footprint card for my husband's first Father's day card - and he still talks about it years later as the best one ever!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. That is such a sweet idea! Precious, precious, precious!!!! I bet everyone will still have those sweet cards when he graduates from high school. They're too sentimental not to keep forever and ever. Love it!

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  5. Wow you are brave, footprint projects with a newborn?! How sweet :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a sweet comment! It most definitely disappeared quickly. Also, cutest card ever! That is one precious little baby you have there!

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  7. Oh my - that is the sweetest idea! I LOVE IT! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend, Lisa!

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  8. How did I miss this! So freaking cute!!!

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